Almost 300 dead and hundreds wounded leaving a nation in shock. What’s driving Sudan’s conflict?
It is the worst violence in Sudan since its independence 67 years ago. Thousands of people have fled the capital, Khartoum, while the army is fighting a paramilitary group, in a dispute for power.
Joining the discussion:
- Alyona Synenko is a spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross.
- Abdullahi Boru Halakhe is an Africa security and policy specialist.
- Khalid Mustafa Medani is an Associate Professor at the Islamic Studies Institute at McGill University.
Fighting between forces loyal to rival generals raged in Sudan for a fifth day after an internationally brokered truce fell apart. The U.N. said the death toll had risen to at least 270 since the violence erupted over the weekend. https://t.co/DhQwSO4JAo
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2023
Air strikes and explosions hammered Sudan's capital as a U.S.-brokered ceasefire between the army and paramilitary forces failed https://t.co/D4w3i2U9dh pic.twitter.com/P40HJLQaSu
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 19, 2023
As clashes in Sudan continue, children are distressed by shootings and shelling, lack of water and food, and looting of hospitals and homes.
They need peace, now. pic.twitter.com/G3k3NHHxGm
— UNICEF (@UNICEF) April 19, 2023